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David L Paletz, Professor Emeritus

David L Paletz
Contact Info:
Office Location:  214 Gross Hall
Office Phone:  +1 919 660 4321
Email Address:  paletz@duke.edu

Education:

PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 1970
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1963
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1961
Specialties:

American Politics
Political Communication
Political Institutions
Behavior & Identities
Duties:

Editor of the Paradigm Publisher's Book Series "Media and Power."
Research Interests: Politics and the Media, Film and Politics

Current projects: American Government and Politics in the Media Age, Film and Politics

Professor of Political Science. David L. Paletz is the 2012-2013 recipient of the David Swanson Award for Service to Political Communication Scholarship given by the Political Communication Sections of the American Political Science Association (APSA) and the International Communication Association (ICA). He is also the former editor of the journal Political Communication. He founded and chaired the Political Communication Research Section of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). His research focuses on the relationship between the media (defined broadly to include both news and entertainment) and American government and politics (defined broadly to include the public, institutions, and processes). He teaches courses on "Politics and the Media," "Film and Politics," and "Politics and the Libido." His latest book, co-authored with Diana Owen and Tim Cook, is American Government and Politics in the Information Age, published in print and online by FlatWorld Knowledge in 2012. He is also the author of The Media in American Politics: Contents and Consequences, 2nd ed. (Longman, 2002), co-author of Media Power Politics (Free Press, 1981 and 1983), and of Politics in Public Service Advertising on Television (Praeger, 1977); 2003), editor of and contributor Political Communication in Action (Hampton Press, 1996); and of Political Communication Research, Vol. II (Ablex 1996), and Vol. I (Ablex, 1987); co-editor and contributor to Business as Usual (Hampton Press, 2003), Glasnost and After: Media and Change in Eastern/Central Europe (Hampton Press, 1995), Taken By Storm: Media, Public Opinion, and U.S. Foreign Policy in the Gulf War (University of Chicago Press, 1994), and of Terrorism and the Media (Sage, 1992); and author of some sixty other publications. Among his research and teaching awards are a Congressional Fellowship from the American Political Science Association, Humanities Fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation, two Fulbright Scholarships, and the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award from Duke University. For eleven years, he chaired the Selection Committee of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. David L. Paletz, Sherman's March: Romantic Love in Documentary Films, in Understanding Love: Philosophy, Film, and Fiction, edited by Susan Wolf and Chris Grau (2014), pp. 231-250, Oxford University Press .
  2. David L. Paletz, Diana Owen and Tim Cook, American Government and Politics in the Information Age (2012), FlatWorldKnowledge (Published both in print and online editions.) .
  3. D.L. Paletz, Communicating Politics Through the Media: What's Wrong and How Can We Fix It, in Communicating Politics, edited by Mitchell S. McKinney (2005), pp. 95-106, New York: Peter Lange Publisher .
  4. D.L. Paletz and Jill Rickershauser, Media, Violence and Terrorism in North America 1998-2002, in Media, Violence and Terrorism (2004), pp. 119-124, UNESCO .
  5. Amy McKay and D.L. Paletz, The Presidency and the Press, in Handbook of Political Communication Research, edited by Lynda Lee Kaid (2004), pp. 315-337, Lawrence Erlbaum .
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